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CLE Offering – Effective Writing for Lawyers Simplify the Process; Simplify the Product; Manage Email

June 14, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

P.O. Box 1028, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, A1C 5M3
Tel: 722-4740, Fax: 722-8902, e-mail:

Effective Writing for Lawyers
Simplify the Process; Simplify the Product; Manage Email

(A one-day seminar presented by Mr. Frank Sanitate of Frank Sanitate Associates, Santa Barbara, California.)

Friday, June 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
3rd Floor, Law Society Building, 196-198 Water Street, St. John’s

Who Should Attend: This seminar will benefit all Lawyers and Articled Students-at-Law

When: Friday, June 14, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.; Registration begins 8:15

Where: 3rd Floor, Law Society Building, 196-198 Water Street, St. John’s.

Clarity, simplicity, and getting to the point not only make your writing more effective; they also create a context from which you can effectively operate. This workshop will not only train you to write clearly; it will also train you to think clearly.

This workshop will help lawyers to break through writing barriers and give them practical help in communicating clearly and effectively on paper or computer. In it you will analyze writing samples to see how effective they are, and you will practice specific skills which will make you a better writer.


This workshop will help you to:
 Write efficiently and enjoy the writing process
 Organize your writing to have the effect you want it to have
 Identify and use brief, simple and forceful language
 Manage the reading and writing of Email


1. Write For Yourself
• How to get an intelligent start
• How to get ideas on paper easily
• How to overcome writing procrastination
• How to use your left and right brain in writing
• How to use writing as a tool for creativity

2. Write For Your Reader
• How to get to the point
• How to account for your ideas
• How to show your reader your organization
• How to close appropriately

3. Use Language That Makes A Difference
• How to be brief by eliminating useless words
• How to be simple by eliminating stuffy words
• How to be forceful by eliminating lifeless words
• How to lower your “Fog Index”

4. Manage Email
• How to write effective Email
• The 12 best practices for handling Email efficiently

About the Instructor
Frank Sanitate is President of Frank Sanitate Associates, Santa Barbara, California which he established in 1977. He and his firm develop and present transformational workshops for professionals. Frank has conducted these workshops for 35 years, for over 80 National, State, Provincial and local Bar Associations in every state in the U.S., every province in Canada and in seven other countries — teaching tens of thousands of lawyers and other professionals. He has also worked with over 20 Fortune 500 companies including the legal departments of McDonald=s Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Greyhound Corporation and United Auto Workers.

Frank has published Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun: State-of-the-Heart Time Management. As a former member of a Catholic Religious Order he has also written Beyond Organized Religion: An Ex-Monk Revisits Life’s Basic Questions. He was previously a manager at the American Institute of CPAs and a high school English teacher. He has a BA from Catholic University of America and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Frank Sanitate seminars are always interactive, engaging and thought-provoking. His mission is to enable you to work smarter, produce better and look forward to going to work each day.

Four ways to Register – Registration deadline is Thursday, June 13, 2013
By Mail: By Fax or Telephone By E-mail:
NL Continuing Legal Education (709) 722-8902 Fax
P.O. Box 1028, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3 (709) 758-0817 Tel
Payment must precede attendance. Cancellations cannot be accepted after June 13, 2013

Please register me for “Effective Writing for Lawyers” on Friday, June 14, 2013 8:30am – 4:15 p.m. (Please Note: Space for this seminar is limited. Please register early to confirm attendance.)



** Special 20% Early Registration Discount: Register by May 31, 2013 $119.47 + 15.53 (HST) = $ 135.00

Regular Registration Rate: Register after May 31, 2013 $150.44 + 19.56 (HST) = $ 170.00
HST # R108086463 Newfoundland and Labrador CLE … lifelong legal learning


June 14, 2013
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Event Category:



Newfoundland & Labrador Continuing Legal Education
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